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Imperial Choklat Stout

Southern Tier Brewing Company
Lakewood, NY

Style: Imperial Stout
ABV: 11.0%

Franz’s Rating:
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While looking through my beer fridge that I received as a wedding gift, I found this brew by Southern Tier called Imperial Choklat Stout. I was a little jealous when Eddie came out and identified that all the cool kids that drink good beer have a beer fridge. So I just had to put that on the wedding registry. Fast forward to the present and I am able to enjoy this great beer from the beer fridge in my man cave. The man cave is something that every man needs. Every man cave may be different, but the common staple of them all is the beer. My man cave is equipped with cable television, a premium sound system and a slate pool table. In the future it will be bigger and even manlier.

It may sound weird to some, but I like to smell the beer right after opening the bottle. I like to see if I can pick up every characteristic there can be in a beer and this does involve sticking my nose right at the opening of the bottle. Mrs. Mueller saw this act and looked at me like I needed to get my head checked. I proceeded to explain why she, too, needed to try this. I poured it into a glass and she sniffed and tasted … and was pleasantly surprised. She explained that it tasted like cocoa and she was right on cue. The bottle states that it is brewed with bittersweet Belgian chocolate, which is exactly what I smelled and tasted. She also went on to say that she would love to warm this up a bit and pour it over a bowl of ice cream. I wouldn’t go that far, but I will say this is the sweetest tasting beer I have had. I have had one other beer that tasted like this, and I will keep that a secret for the time being. Feel free to contact me and provide your inputs for kind of beer you think I’m talking about. Maybe a prize will be involved …


Reviewed by Franz Mueller on April 21, 2008.
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